We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Museum of Fine Arts

Travelers' Choice award winner
Neighborhood:
Fenway / Kenmore
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 3 other guides
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: 617-267-9300
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$53.99*
and up
Go Boston Card
More Info
$72.22*
and up
Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour
More Info
$35.00*
and up
Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,539 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3782
    Excellent
  • 781
    Very good
  • 109
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Excellent gallery

This is an excellent gallery with large rooms and well displayed art works. We found it easy to view as rooms were not crowded. There are very good facilities in the gallery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sunsetbeach08
,
Manchester, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

5,539 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 4,708: English reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent gallery with large rooms and well displayed art works. We found it easy to view as rooms were not crowded. There are very good facilities in the gallery.

Helpful?
Thank Sunsetbeach08
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great variety and experience after a bad trip to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Revolutionary section was particularly enjoyable.

Helpful?
Thank 615charlesr
Warks,UK
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A splendid gallery;beautifully presented though you do need the maps to find the specific rooms. massive array of top class art and some fun contemporary mixed in where appropriate.

Helpful?
Thank Midstwo
Grand Rapids, MI
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Following a business appointment, I only had a couple hours available in Boston for exploring. I'm so glad I spent that time at MFA! In a short amount of time, I saw many famous works and walked away feeling truly inspired. By the recommendation of a local, we started at the top and worked our way down. There's so much... More 

Helpful?
Thank ShannonShoe11
Toronto
Level Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent couple hours in MFA (museum is huge). Wonderful collection of Dutch painters- Rembrandt, Rubens, good collection of French impressionists- largest one of C. Monet outside France. Interesting section of ancient Egypt. Certainly Must Do being in Boston

Helpful?
Thank vyv50
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
100 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to Boston a few times now to visit but had never made it to the museum of fine arts. On this trip we finally found the time. Since we only had a few hours we spent it in the European section and also had time to look at the Mummy exhibit. We really enjoyed both of those area.

Helpful?
Thank Sharon P
San Francisco Bay Area
Level Contributor
149 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a John Singer Sargent fan and the museum has a number on display. Wide variety of art in a pleasant setting with easy public transit options.

Helpful?
Thank CaliforniaFoodie
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just completed our visit to the wonderful Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Had a free tour of some of the contemporary art that was insightful and enjoyable. Highly recommend a visit, wish we had more time.

Helpful?
Thank John M
Santa Clara, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited the MFA many times, and I always try to fit in a visit to the MFA when I am in Boston visiting family or friends. It is a world-class museum. On my recent visit I enjoyed the exhibit on “The Year of the Monkey”, “Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence”, and the art of the “Benin Kingdom”.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gerry L
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Clock (by Christian Marclay) is running again, till Dec. 9. I have experienced the complete cycle (24hr) a couple years back, but dozed off during 1-5am, when I was simply tooooo sleepy. So if you want to spend overnight during mfaNOW (Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec.9), make sure to rest well during the day. Della Robbia (ends Dec. 4)... More 

Helpful?
Thank SmallArmy

Travelers who viewed Museum of Fine Arts also viewed

 

Been to Museum of Fine Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum of Fine Arts and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Edmonton, Canada
3 months ago
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
Michigan
9 months ago

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Fine Arts staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

Neighborhood Profile
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.